About Me

Sean O'Tarpaigh

Seán Ó Tarpaigh MSc. MIAHIP, UKCP(reg)
            sean@CrannCounselling.com 6 Drayton Close, Monkstown, 083 1662 783

  • I hold a masters  degree in Gestalt Psychotherapy from The MetanoiaInstitute (Middlesex University) and am a registered accredited psychotherapist with IAHIP (Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy) and with the UKCP (UK Council of Psychotherapy)and adhere to their strict guidelines.
  • I am also a member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy).
  • I  have run the mindfulness programme at The Priory Hospital North London where I  have worked with groups and individuals on a wide range of issues.

My involvement with psychotherapy and counselling goes back over fifteen years including studying for a master’s degree in Gestalt Psychotherapy at the Metanoia Institute (Middlesex University), London. I adhere to the strict professional code of practice of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy BACP.


I have worked at The Priory Hospital North London where I saw individual clients as well as running a mindfulness group programme dealing with a very broad range of issues including, bereavement, serious illness, post traumatic stress, depression, relationship difficulties, and stress in the workplace,
I have also worked at King’s College Hospital offering one-to-one counselling to patients and relatives within a busy NHS setting.For a number of years I have been co-facilitating groups working with depression and stress using Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy. This technique uses traditional meditation techniques and fuses them with modern psychological ideas particularly cognitive behavioural therapy which methodically investigates and challenges unhelpful thought patterns and behaviours.
I have been an assistant trainer on the masters programme in Gestalt psychotherapy at The Metanoia Institute (Middlesex University), London. In July 2008  I participated in a BBC documentary The Pain of Emotion which investigated the uses of mindfulness in dealing with our emotions. In addition I have beeen on the Board of Trustees of One in Four  – an organisation run for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse – where I have also worked in both one-to-one therapy as well as in group therapy dealing with issues such as shame, sexual identity, eating disorders, anger, depression, fear, relationships and addictions.